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Charles H. Simms


Charles H. Simms, President of Simms Development, is a 6th generation Daytonian and a third generation home builder.  For two years after graduation from Hanover College, Charlie worked as an accountant for Merrill Lynch in Cincinnati, Ohio. In 1984, he came to work for his father, Charles V. Simms, as a Construction Superintendent.

In 1986, Charlie was promoted to Vice President of Sales and Marketing for the company and in 1990 he was made President.  In 1996 Charlie purchased Simms Development from his father.


Charlie served as President of the Dayton Home Builders Association in 1999 and President for the Ohio Home Builders Association in 2008.


Simms Development has won numerous awards, including National Multifamily Builder of the Year in 1995 through the National Association of Homebuilders.  The Dayton Area Home Builders Association named Charlie Builder of the year in 2004 and was the winner of the HBA’s top award, The McDaniel-Zengel Leadership Award in 2011.


Charlie is also a licensed Real Estate Broker in Ohio.  He has built over 2000 homes, condominiums, and apartments in the Dayton and greater Cincinnati areas.  Today, he is much in the news as a successful builder in Downtown Dayton, a key player in the revitalization of the beautiful city of Dayton, Ohio.

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